I Want to Know You

I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Colossians 3:8, NASB)

My life is crowded with so many desires.
But, Jesus, I truly want only one thing:
I want to know You.

All my ambitions,
all my goals and dreams of glory,
I give them to You.
I release them and cut the cord.
Nothing else is worth holding onto.
I want to know You.

I look to the future,
and I know more storms will come.
But what does it matter?
Each trouble will help me know You better.
Each will give me a faith that
sees You more constantly and clearly.
I want to know You.

My heart leaps at the thought of being found
always and entirely in You,
with the baggage of self-interest gone forever.
Praise to You!
You are doing it,
and You always finish what You start.
I know You now, Jesus, and
then I will know You fully, even as I am fully known.

Thank You, Lord!
Fill my heart now with the desire
that will delight me throughout eternity:
I want to know You, Lord.
I want to know You.

Father, You are
the only desire worth nurturing,
the only goal worth pursuing,
the only eternal destination.

Hymn: Lord, Life Becomes More Simple

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